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It is getting stupid, but then again much of modern C++ is some sort of attempt to try to make it into exactly what it really isn't. It's like we've been infected with people whose idea of software is a javsascript web site.

When you are righting serious code that you will have to support and upgrade over decades, being as explicit as you can is always a good thing. You'll write it once, but you'll have to read and modify it many, many times. Auto makes it way too to make silent mistakes during modifications, because it just takes on whatever you assign it. If the type you wrongly assign is syntactically similar enough, and that's not hard to happen given how much people do with operators and other templates and such, it will just silently change the code.

If you explicitly indicate the type, you have to screw up two different ways as once, which just makes it that much less likely to happen silently.
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